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Announcing the Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest!

by ScreenCraft on May 11, 2015

Finally, after many requests from screenwriters and producers, team ScreenCraft is thrilled to announce the inaugural Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest! A beloved genre with a long history of box office success that continues to infuse the cultural and philosophical fabric of our lives, science fiction and movies have gone together since the dawn of cinema.  We couldn't be more pleased with the calibre of judges for this first annual sci-fi feature film screenplay contest.  The contest includes judges from Lionsgate, Universal, Sony, Paramount an CAA!

Especially worth celebrating is our featured judge, CAA agent Fred Spektor, whose iconic clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Dan Aykroyd, John-Henry Butterworth (writer: Edge of Tomorrow), Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, Lost in Space) and many more.  It's an honor to have him reading and evaluating our finalists; Mr. Spektor's passion for science fiction and his many years of experience in Hollywood make him an ideal partner for ScreenCraft's inaugural sci-fi screenwriting competition.

The grand prize is $2,000 cash and a phone call with a top Hollywood literary manager!

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Here's the full 2015 jury:

Fred Spektor: talent and literary agent at CAA. His clients include Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Dan Aykroyd, John-Henry Butterworth (writer: Edge of Tomorrow), Stephen Hopkins (Predator 2, Lost in Space) and many more.

Kyle Benn: script development at Lionsgate, the company behind Gamer, Daybreakers, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, Dredd and many more.

Jeannette Francis: script development at Universal, the company behind Jurassic ParkTransformers,Repo Men, 12 Monkeys and many more.

Wayne Horton: script development at Paramount, the company behind  Star Trek, Escape from LA,Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Transformers, Pacific Rim, Interstellar and many more.

Alden Dalia: script development at Sony Pictures, the company behind Robocop, Elysium, Passengers,Starship Troopers, Resident Evil, Gattaca and many more.

 

Are you writing a sci-fi movie? We look forward to reading your screenplay!  Are you going to enter?  Let us know on Twitter and Facebook - we'll respond right away! 

Full info here: www.screencraft.org/scifi

 

 

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